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Now You Can Pray Directly To God – No Priest Required!

By:
Bill and Teddy Rogers
Now You Can Pray Directly To God – No Priest Required!
A
NEW DAY HAS DAWNED
Hebrews
10:19-23

says “Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to
enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living
way opened for us through the curtain, that is, His body,

and
since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near
to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith
brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty
conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold
unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is
faithful.”
A
new day has dawned and now all believers are priests, with permission
to talk with God personally and directly.
ONLY
ONE WAY!
In
John
14:6,

Jesus
said

I
am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father
except through me.”
In
this verse, Jesus said that He is the only way to God the Father.
You can approach God directly because Jesus’ death on the cross and
your acceptance of Jesus as your Savior has made you acceptable to
God.
Some
people may argue that this way is too narrow. In reality, it is wide
enough for the whole world, if the world chooses to accept it.
Instead
of worrying about how limited it sounds to have only one way, you
should be saying “Thank you, God, for providing a sure way for me
to be able to spend eternity with you in Heaven and not have to guess
about it!”
WE
ARE ADOPTED AS CHILDREN OF GOD
When
we accept Jesus as our Savior and make Him Lord of our life, we are
adopted into the family of God as children.
We
are accepted in the beloved. Since Jesus is the beloved Son of God
the Father, that means that the Father accepts us as He would His own
Son. We are now joint heirs with Jesus and share in the same
inheritance.
The
Father looks upon you (the redeemed) as if He were looking on His Son
Jesus. What a blessing that Christ has told us to approach the
Father in His name! What a glorious inheritance!
PRAY
IN THE NAME OF JESUS
When
you pray to the Father in the name of Jesus, it means that you come
to the Father with the knowledge that your only right in approaching
Him is that Jesus shed His blood and died on the cross for your sins
and that He Himself has given you authority to go directly to the
Father through Him.
It
means that you know that you are totally unworthy of receiving
anything from God and that the only reason God should grant your
requests is that you come in Jesus’ name. It is not a magic
formula, but a heart attitude.

In
John
14:12-14
,
Jesus
said
Very
truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have
been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because
I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name,
so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for
anything in my name, and I will do it.”

When
Jesus says that you can ask for anything, remember that your asking
must be in accordance with God’s character and will. God will not
grant requests contrary to His character and will, and you cannot use
His name as a magic formula to fulfill your selfish desires.
If
you are sincerely following God and seeking to do His will, then your
requests will be in line with what He wants, and He will grant your
requests in His time.
JESUS
CHOSE YOU

In
John 15:16
,
Jesus
said

You
did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you
might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last – and so that whatever
you ask in my name the Father will give you.”

Jesus
made the first choice – to love and to die for you, to invite you
to live with Him forever. You must make the next choice – to
accept or reject His offer.
A
NEW RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND GOD

In
John
16:23
,
Jesus
said

In
that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you,
my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.”

In
this verse, Jesus is talking about a new relationship between you
(the believer) and God. Previously, people approached God through
priests. Now, because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, any believer
can approach God directly. Hallelujah!
Have
you prayed and talked directly to God today? Have you thanked Him
for all He has done for you? If not,
we
encourage you to
do
it now!
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